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Aces Beat Bees Tuesday

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5/2/2017

Zack Godley got the start for Reno fresh off a short stint with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his start with the D-backs, the right-hander tossed five innings of two-run ball. The Bamberg, South Carolina native was on fire tonight, striking out eight in 6.1 innings. Godley didn’t allow a base hit until the top of the fifth inning with two outs.

“The defense behind me has been great,” said Godley. “Ildemaro Vargas and Ketel Marte have been outstanding up the middle for us. It’s nice to know you have them behind you.”

Kristopher Negròn got the Aces into the scoring column in the second inning. Zach Borenstein reached base on a walk from Salt Lake starter Luis Diaz. Negròn followed with a RBI double down the left field line to bring in Borenstein. Reno catcher Willians Astudillo, Ildemaro Vargas, and Ketel Marte joined the hit parade with back-to-back-to-back singles, scoring two. Vargas’ 3-for-5 night gives him 32 hits on the season, 12 behind Ketel Marte for the team lead and most hits in all of baseball. 

The Aces tacked on two more in the bottom of the fourth inning – again led by Astudillo, Vargas, and Marte. Astudillo doubled to lead off the inning with a line drive off of the left-center field wall. Vargas singled to put runners on first and third. Marte singled on a ground ball to right field to score Vargas. Reymond Fuentes hit a shallow fly ball to left fielder Eric Young to bring in Vargas and extend the lead to 5-0.

The Bees would add three runs in the fifth inning and another in the top of the seventh. Reno came back with a flurry of runs in the bottom of the seventh extending the lead to 8-4. Fuentes got the eighth inning started with a ground-rule double into the right field bullpen. Carlos Rivero followed suit with a RBI double giving the Aces their final run of the evening. 

The Aces currently boast a 15-11 record heading into the second game of a four-game series against Salt Lake. Reno will continue through their nine-game homestand at Greater Nevada Field tonight 6:35 p.m. 

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